During a recent visit to Chicago, I stopped by the Christkindmarket, a traditional German Christmas market. It features authentic German food, drinks and items, including many imported straight from Germany. I visited on a Sunday in early December, and while it was packed, I could easily walk around, and enjoyed looking at so many German-made… Continue reading Christkindmarket Chicago
Last night we kept a family tradition alive — celebrating the Orthodox Christmas, or as my Dad’s side of the family calls it, Russian Christmas. When I was young, we would actually have another Christmas dinner on Jan. 7 with my grandparents and celebrate. It wasn’t an evening filled with opening presents and such like… Continue reading Russian Christmas Dinner
It’s a very Merry Christmas Eve here at my parents, and for some reason I’m kind of actually into the holiday spirit this year! My dog Toby and the tree. Toby woke me up at 7 a.m., so I decided to stay up and decorate my Dad’s tree — a Christmas Eve tradition for as… Continue reading A Very Merry Christmas Time!
The holidays are here and you need a quick cookie to make for a last-minute party or unexpected house-guests. Don’t sweat it! These super fast cookies are semi-homemade and will look delightful on the table with some hot chocolate, Irish coffee or other warm beverage of your choice. What I used: 1 package Betty Crocker… Continue reading Last-Minute Holiday Colored Sugar Cookies
The days leading up to Christmas are so hectic that I usually end up making cookies the week after Christmas than before. But, this year, since I was trying to eat gluten-free, I knew I should make one or two things I knew I could eat for dessert so I wasn’t tempted by the other… Continue reading Gluten-Free Christmas Desserts Everyone Enjoyed
Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!!!